Wheelchair Basketball to stage Nat’l workshop in Kwara state


The Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria said it has concluded arrangements to organize a national technical workshop for coaches and officials in Kwara state.

The Secretary General of WBFN, Aminu Sikiru, disclosed on Friday that the workshop will start on 19th February and last for three days at the indoor sports hall of Kwara State Sports complex in Ilorin.

According to the schedule, the workshop commences with lectures from 20th to 22nd February and the participants are expected to pay 5,000 naira for the programme.

The statement read, “In preparation for the commencement of the 2023/2024 season, the Federation has concluded arrangements to host a 3-day National Wheelchair Basketball Technical Workshop in Ilorin.

“Kwara State is becoming a force to reckon with in wheelchair basketball and one of the ways to encourage the state’s continuous participation is by bringing the seminar to the North Central state. One of our objectives is to ensure those saddled with the responsibility of impacting fundamental skills/knowledge are trained, tested and certified.

“We cannot get the best out of our players from our leagues if we don’t have sound referees and coaches. The relationship between coaches, players and referees is symbiotic. So as we are focused on improving our output from the grassroots, we also need to pay special attention to our referees and coaches.”

He added that there would be appraisal for trainers in both theory and practical, while certificates and licenses would be issued to successful coaches based on the results.